Intensity in the city

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  • Sunday, 04 Sep 2005

IT was perhaps after six weeks of living in Bangkok that I first heard a local cab driver curse. 

That is, I am quite sure he was cursing. That string of Thai-language syllables could not have been in admiration of the young motorcyclist who had just swerved across his path in that weaving pattern universal to all gridlocked Asian cities. 

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